The framework will be open to a wide cross section of public bodies in the South East and London and will offer a range of eight construction partners, all working to a set of collaborative guidelines with the principle objective of driving efficiencies and service improvements. It has been created and managed by Hampshire County Council as lead authority on construction and asset management for Improvement and Efficiency South East (iESE) and replaces the original framework that has saved more than £65m for local authorities over the course of its life from 2006 to 2011.
The benefits to a public body begin at the point of contractor selection where iESE’s OJEU-compliant processes save considerable time and money.
The new framework will continue to be based upon a strong ethos of collaborative working building on the good practice developed through its predecessor. However, there is a change of emphasis to delivery of demonstrable cashable efficiencies coupled with an ambition to group projects into programmes and offer even greater value for money for public-sector clients. Procuring construction projects using the framework will also support a public body’s commitment towards localism and sustainability.
The eight suppliers on the new framework are:
• Balfour Beatty/ Mansell
• BAM Construction Limited
• Geoffrey Osborne Limited
• Mace Limited
• Miller Construction (UK) Limited
• Morgan Sindall (Construction) plc
• Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
For more information contact iESE admin:
T: 01962 845942